This superb book published by Editions du Regard looks back on the history of Château Lafite Rothschild from its earliest days, scrutinizing the vineyard, the winemaking, the trade, tasting and especially the terroirs, with detailed descriptions of the soil in each plot of the estate, and the fauna and flora. There is also a whole chapter devoted to gourmet cuisine and the delicate alchemy of food and wine combinations.
“Lafite has a soul, a beautiful, generous, kindly soul. Lafite turns bare earth into heaven. Lafite is harmony, harmony between man and nature. Without the men of Lafite, no great wines would be made, yet without the living breath of this unique piece of land, they could not excel.”
Le Baron Eric de Rothschild – Foreword